10th Anniversary Celebration:
21 September 2019
King George V Playing
Field, Paget Road
Cambridge CB2 9JF
tel.: 01223 847433
10th Anniversary Celebration of Trumpington Pavilion
12 noon to 4 pm, Saturday 21 September
On 21 September, there was a community event at Trumpington Pavilion and King George V playing
field to celebrate 10 years since the reopening of the Pavilion and nearly 70 years since the opening
of the playing field. We will have activities for all ages, including bouncy castles, zorb balls, soft play,
story telling, craft events, sports opportunities, demonstrations, displays by community groups,
Wildlife Trust, local artist, food stalls, etc.
The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Gerri Bird, will be joining us on the day. The Mayor will be
unveiling a plaque in the Pavilion foyer and cutting a celebration cake at 1 pm: do come along at that
point and share the cake. The Mayor will also be unveiling names for the changing rooms at 1:30 pm,
all old and new Trumpington footballers are welcome to take part in that event.
Come along and take part in lots of sports opportunities for children and adults, organised with the
help of Cambridge City Council Active Lifestyles team. The activities include:
• Football: professional football coaches Over & In and Trumpington Football Club will be collaborating
for the afternoon to give boys and girls of all ages a chance to experience football in a relaxed and
welcoming environment. Beat the Goalie! A penalty shootout competition will run throughout the
afternoon, get your name on the leader board! The goal and practice area will be available for
children to get coaching tips, work on their skills and get a taste of the fun and inclusive culture that
we at TFC and Over & In seek to create.
• Cricket: Cambridgeshire Cricket will be running sessions of All Stars Cricket, an England Cricket
Board programme aimed at 5-8 year olds to encourage children into cricket;
• Handball: Cambridge Handball Club will be running activities at 1:15 and 2:15. We are a handball
club that competes both in national leagues as well as regionally and in junior leagues. We are open
to both experienced and novice members and we train in Trumpington Community College Monday
evenings - 6.30-8pm for U19 juniors (13-19 year olds) and 8-10pm for adults, both male and female.
• Reach Your Potential Fitness Training: Reach Your Potential Fitness is a mobile Personal
Training company owned by Holly Boag and Matt Hill, based in Trumpington. They may not be able
to be present on the day. We are both passionate, qualified and experienced Personal Trainers
aiming to help as many individuals reach their goals, get fit and lead a healthier lifestyle. As well as
Personal Training, we run a Bootcamp in Trumpington called RYPF Trumpington Bootcamp every
Tuesday from 18:30 to 19:30 in the play area on Cornwell Road (off Whittle Avenue), all abilities are
welcome. Check out our website www.reachyourpotentialfitness.co.uk or our Facebook group RYPF
Trumpington Bootcamp for more information!
• Cambs Boot Camp: Cambs Boot Camp is the UK's leaders in outdoor fitness, Military discipline
meets a scientific, fun approach, "changing the way you think about fitness". Since 2013, Cambs
BootCamp has been providing highly skilled instructors, delivering tough, varied and engaging fitness
sessions in parks across Cambridgeshire. There are now over 2,000+ people training with CBC
every week! See Cambs Boot Camp for a 7 day free trial.
• Mobile Treasure Hunt: the City Council Active Lifestyles team with run a mobile treasure hunt
around the playing field for children and parents. You will need to download an app to your phone
and sign up to the Trumpington game. We will plot points around the playing field for families to
follow. When you reach a point (using GPS on the phone), a challenge will come up. This is a great
way of getting active without thinking about getting active. It is part of the county wide ‘Active
Families’ project led by Living Sport;
• Activity Trail: the City Council Active Lifestyles team also invites you to come and have a go at
the new Trumpington FitKit equipment which has recently been installed around the playing field.
Follow the activity cards around the trail and give each one a try! From monkey bars to step ups,
there are exercises for all to try
• Trumpington Sports: come along and find out more about the community sports facilities at
Trumpington Community College, including taster sessions, Fencing and Tai Kon Do.
Watch this page and our Facebook page for regular updates.
Family and craft activities, local community stalls and demonstrations
There will be a wide range of activities and displays taking place in the Pavilion, on the patio and
across the playing field, including:
• Trumpington Residents' Association and Trumpington Pavilion: displays about our
background and current activities and the groups that are based at the Pavilion;
• Raffle: join in our raffle for prizes contributed by local residents and organisations;
• Tombola: the local Women's Institute (WI) is holing a tombola;
• Family and craft activities: led by the City Council, including games to tease out what you know
about Trumpington, where you live and how you think Trumpington will have changed in another 10
years and presentations by the Drama Group;
• Trumpington youth group: activities organised by Romsey Mill;
• 1st Trumpington Scouts, Cubs and Beavers: the local Scouts and Beavers will be
demonstrating their skills and encouraging you to take part;
• Soft Play: soft play sessions for pre-school age children throughout the afternoon, with support
from the local Child and Family Centre;
• Face painting: local face painting stars will be in action;
• Community Wardrobe: free pre-used clothes and advice on mending, altering and up-cycling
• Clay Farm Centre and Clay Farm Library: The Clay Farm Centre is now in its second year of
operation and has become a well-used community facility in Trumpington. We have a great mix of
regular and one off events and all the information can be found on our webpage, www.
clayfarmcentre, or by following us on social media. We look forward to celebrating with the Pavilion
for its 10th birthday and we will be having a children's Rhyme time activity during the afternoon. Also
on the day we will have colouring activities, plus lots of information on all the lovely things going on
at the centre.;
• Trumpington Local History Group: find out more about our local history;
• Trumpington Stitchers: the group will have an exhibition of its work, a pom-pom making craft
activity, and a sales table for Wintercomfort scarves;
• Trumpington Allotment Society: come and learn about our Foster Road allotments, with
produce; vegetables and preserves and plants for sale. Plus the ‘Human fruit machine’!;
• Trumpington Gardening Society: TruGS will be on hand with a display and a range of locally-
grown plants for sale;
• Trumpington Community Orchard: the local community orchard will talk about its work and
have apple juice for sale;
• Anstey Way flats art project: the artist responsible for the project at the new Anstey Way flats
will be doing an art activity;
• local art project: Sam Lidford will also be doing an art project.
• Flower design: Nells Floral Designs will be giving advice and floristry demonstrations through the
• Wildlife Trust: come and find out about the local Wildlife Trust BCN, join in our fun activities,
and discover more about nature reserves at Trumpington Meadows and around Cambridge. See how
you can get involved to help local wildlife!
• BPHA: come along to find out more about local affordable housing;
• Iyengar Yoga: Eight Yoga is one of the groups with weekly sessions in the Pavilion (Monday and
Thursday at 9:30 am);
• Tai Chi: the Spiral Taiji group also meet at the Pavilion (7 pm on Wednesdays);
• Shodokan Aikido: one of the Village Hall groups, Shodokan Aikido – also known as Sport Aikido
or ‘Tomiki’ Aikido – is a modern Japanese martial art that will help you improve your strength,
fitness and coordination and learn practical self-defence skills. The group will be giving
demonstrations throughout the afternoon. We train twice a week at Trumpington Village Hall:
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm (Jubilee Room) and Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm (Main Hall). Whether you are a
university student or Cambridge resident, an experienced martial artist or complete beginner, we
invite you to come and train with us. You can find out more at www.shodokancambridge.com or find
us on Facebook @shodokancambridge;
• Odissi Indian Dance: another Village Hall group who will be doing a demonstration, Odissi dance
originates in the temples of the Eastern Indian state of Odisha, and brings to life the graceful
sculptures carved onto the temple walls;
• Infusion Physical Theatre dance group: Dynamic bodies moving in space, time, and spirit.
Infusion Physical Theatre combines contemporary dance, non-traditional partnering, mime, puppetry
and circus with soulful touches of humour, longing, tragedy, and the human spirit in bodily form.
Founded in 2013 by Cambridge-based artists Daniel and Melanie Cossette, Infusion has performed
site-specific work for the National Trust’s "Winter Lights," in Project Dance London and Paris, in
Resolution! Dance Festival (London), Sprung (Queens College, Cambridge), and the innovative new
dance café (Trumpington). Their community outreach arm offers community classes in fitness and
dance, and hosts the Dance and Mime Café, the community movement arts initiative. Infusion seeks
to forge ongoing community enrichment through the arts, and engage all levels of society offering
inclusive, close-to-home feel, to the high form of physical theatre. Come move with us!
• Bouncy Castle and Assault Course: supplied by Saffron Walden Bouncy Castle;
• Zorb balls: by the local company, The Human Hamster Ball Co.
Supporters and donors
We are very grateful for support for this event from the Trumpington Residents' Association (TRA);
a Cambridge City Council Community Grant; a donation from South Trumpington Parish Meeting;
donations from Hill, AstraZeneca, Trumpington Farm Company, Grosvenor, Countryside Properties
and other local donors; local groups; and volunteers.
Images of Trumpington
We will be featuring Images of Trumpington, with a display of photographs of Trumpington. How do
you see Trumpington today and what was it like in the recent past? A number of contributed
photographs will be displayed during the event on 21 September and remain on show in the Pavilion
for a few weeks. These could be photographs of Trumpington from the 1950s to the present, maybe
showing family events; football matches on the playing field; views of the High Street; or the
surrounding farmland and countryside. They could be new photographs showing today's
Trumpington, such as current activities; street scenes; and the new housing areas.
We would really appreciate help in advance of the celebration and on the day. Please get in touch if
you can help, contact Elise Fider.
Remembering Trumpington Tornadoes
There will be a display about the history of Trumpington Tornadoes football team. This started in
1972, when Neville Haylock and other local people established a club for local boys and girls, which
used the old Pavilion and the King George V playing field. The club was very successful and was
affiliated to the Cambridgeshire Football Association from 1973-74 to 2011-12. If you have any
information, photographs, press cuttings, etc., about the Tornadoes, please let us know.
As mentioned above, there will be a ceremony at 1:30 pm to name the three changing rooms in
recognition of the use of the playing field by Trumpington Tornadoes and Trumpington Football Club.
There will be food available from:
• Pavilion cafe: locally-made cakes, etc.;
• Pizza Passione: mobile pizza oven;
• M T Tumz: burgers, rolls, hot dogs, pies, etc.;
• Toni’s Ices: a Cambridge favourite since 1975
The TRA is organising a raffle and we are very grateful to a number of local individuals and
companies for their generous support, including Rulo's, Waitrose, Cooke Curtis & Co, Radhika
Flowers, Sainsbury's, Rumbles Fish and Chips, Hudson's Ale House and the Bun Shop.
|Thanks to everyone
who contributed and
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